Our client, a UK based university, is currently looking to identify an experienced interim Financial Consultant to lead a number of key strategic projects relating to growth and financial sustainability of the university.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the successful candidate will have ultimate responsibility for delivering a positive change in financial position and identifying and mobilising opportunities for growth.
Working alongside the Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer you will be responsible for bringing a large accommodation deal to fruition including funding, take the lead on the pensions debate and be responsible for leading on activities across the university to bring about financial sustainability.
The successful candidate will also have responsibility for identifying and driving new growth opportunities for the university. This is an ambition institution that is looking for a dynamic and commercial financial professional.
We are looking for an inspirational leader who fosters a change culture where all employees can visualise a better future. You will have a hands-on approach and an 'open door' policy to all staff. You will have previously managed large-scale change and transformations within higher education and be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation and improvement and have excellent stakeholder management skills.
As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate:
- A track record of delivering financial sustainability in the HE sector
- An understanding of the university pensions dispute
- A strong ability to successfully lead negotiations
- Previous experience of implementing efficiencies and overseeing the implantation of complex transformations
- An ability to win hearts & minds and create a vision of the future for all to understand
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced interim to make a real difference to the future of this university.
If you are a commercially minded finance professional who has worked withing the education sector, we would love to hear from you.